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2-Day Autism Spectrum Masterclass:
Audio CD
$439.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on November 14, 2019.
Product Details
Audio CD - 8+ hours   Instructions
12 hr 32 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
11/14/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Assess, screen and diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using DSM-5® and future ICD-11 diagnostic criteria.
  2. Differentiate between neurological abilities and impairments in clients diagnosed with ASD.
  3. Create a comprehensive treatment plan that targets symptoms of ASD based on results of comprehensive evaluations
  4. Evaluate and develop your communication style to facilitate effective, reciprocal conversations with clients diagnosed with ASD.
  5. Utilize developmentally-appropriate interventions to teach your clients with ASD how to engage in appropriate sexual behaviors.
  6. Employ sensory-based relaxation techniques to reduce symptoms of anxiety in your clients with ASD.
  7. Implement visual strategies to assist clients with executive functioning deficits.
  8. Evaluate the ethical dilemmas associated with utilizing specific punishment techniques, including timeout and seclusion.
  9. Utilize techniques of mindfulness, CBT, and family therapy to treat depression in clients with ASD.
  10. Assist clients in identifying thoughts and feelings in anxious situations and develop a plan for effective coping.
  11. Incorporate techniques of exposure and response prevention in treating OCD with clients who have been diagnosed with ASD.
  12. Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues related to ASD.

Neuropsychology: How the Brain with Autism Works

  • Latest research in ASD brain development
  • Comorbid disorders and symptoms
  • Enhanced vs. impaired abilities
  • Information processing: Typical brain vs. brain with autism
  • How an individual with ASD processes tasks

Assessments: From Observational to Standardized Tools

  • Comprehensive diagnostic tools and evaluations
  • Screeners for anxiety, depression, OCD
  • Career planning assessments
  • Modified checklists for infants and toddlers
  • Accurately interpret reports to guide interventions
  • Ethical challenges in assessment and communication of diagnosis


Effectively Intervene Early

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis to break down targeted skills
  • Developmental interventions to express feelings and form relationships
  • Educational interventions for parents
  • Ethical principles to educate and support families in treatment choices
Case study: 2-year-old boy, working on verbal requests

Strengthen Communication and Social Interaction Skills

  • Visual systems to improve communication and reduce meltdowns
  • Teach turn-taking and pragmatic language
  • Programs to assist in generalizing social skills
  • Video modeling and role play to teach social rules
  • Social stories and social autopsies
  • Special interests to change unwanted or inappropriate behavior
Case study: 8-year-old male, competitive, difficulty losing at games, aggressive with peers

Manage Sensory Overload and Self-Stimulatory Behaviors

  • Exposure to more appropriate self-stimulatory behaviors
  • Fading out severe self-stimulatory behaviors
  • Environmental strategies including classroom modifications
Case study: 6-year-old female, hand flapping, rocking, and high-pitch squealing sounds

Decode ADHD and Executive Functioning in ASD

  • Improve attention, on-task and organizational skills
  • Schedules, timelines, web diagramming
  • How to provide more preferred tasks vs. less preferred tasks
  • “Home base” to help organize in classroom
Case study: 11-year-old male, difficulty planning/organizing, needs help with social pragmatic language skills

Decrease Undesirable Physical, Verbal and Other Inappropriate Behaviors

  • Turn noncompliance and oppositional behavior around
  • Applied behavioral analysis techniques
  • Token economy systems
  • Functional behavioral assessment made easy
Case study: 10-year old male, impulsive, engages in stealing behaviors

Manage Anxiety and Specific Phobias

  • Cognitive Behavioral and Coping Cat Training
  • Recognize emotional and physical reactions to anxiety
  • Clarifying thoughts and feelings in anxious situations
  • Develop plans for effective coping
  • Evaluate performance and giving self-reinforcement
Case study: 9-year old male, generalized anxiety disorder, and school phobia

Decrease Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

  • Decipher symptoms of OCD vs ASD
  • CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Mapping OCD
  • Creating the exposure hierarchy
  • Relapse prevention and family sessions
Case study: 22-year old female, excessive hand washing with fear of illness

Reduce Depressive Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation

  • Psychosocial interventions: Experiential activities with practice time
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapies
  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Family therapies
  • Social and vocational programs
Case study: 15-year-old male, hates school and has a plan, intent, and timeline for suicide

Sexuality and Sexual Behavior Challenges

  • Body awareness and exploration of self
  • Sexual arousal, puberty and sex education
  • Address dating and sexual relationships
  • Education on masturbation and pornography
  • Gender Identity and LGBTQ
Case study: 14-year-old male, frequent masturbation and stalking behaviors

Psychopharmacological Interventions

  • Commonly prescribed medications
  • Medication efficacy
  • Risks vs. benefits
Case study: 17-year-old male, flat affect, on medication for ADHD and anxiety

Special Considerations

  • Trauma: Similarities and differences with ASD
  • Independent living and career planning
  • Guardianship and legal Issues
  • Multicultural and gender differences
  • Limitations of research and potential risks
Case study: 5-year-old male, adopted overseas with no birth or developmental history
Case Study: 19-year-old female, living at home with mom, no job, and never diagnosed with ASD

Ethical Challenges in Autism

  • Guidelines for assessment, treatment, and consultation
  • Welfare of the individual
  • Informed consent
  • Use of restraints
  • Time-out vs. seclusion
Case study: 8-year-old-male, screaming, standing on top of table with scissors in his hand



Cara Marker Daily, PHD, BCBA,, is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with autism in the home, school, hospital and community settings. She works directly with educators, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. She is the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which has received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism.

Dr. Daily has written several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral-based curriculums focusing on teaching daily living skills to children with autism and published a peer-reviewed journal article supporting evidence for success of these programs. She has presented nationally on topics of autism, disruptive behaviors disorders, anxiety and chronic health conditions in the pediatric population. Dr. Daily has been featured in radio, television, and other media platforms in northeast Ohio. She is the author of The Key to Autism: An Evidence-Based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Daily received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cara Marker Daily is the president/training director for Daily Behavioral Health, Inc. She is the founder/executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center. She is a compensated consultant for Rethink Autism. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cara Marker Daily has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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